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Fruits are the favorite choice for a healthy snack between meals. They have vitamins and fiber and are allies in the weight loss process.
Even with all the scientific studies that prove how fruits can prevent diseases – even cancer –, there are still myths around them.
Eating mango with milk is bad for health?
Are oranges really the best source of vitamin C?
Do I lose all nutrients if I peel a fruit?
Which fruit has the most fiber?
We already answered some of these questions on our channel, and you can watch the suggested video to find the answers.
Now let’s find out the truths and myths of fruits:
Diabetics can’t eat fruits : Myth.
Fruits indeed have sugar – called fructose – but that doesn’t make them prohibited for diabetic people.
Papaya and plum help with constipation : True.
Papaya and plum are rich in fibers that absorb water and accelerate intestinal transit.
Since they are healthy, can we eat fruits freely? Myth.
Like other foods, some fruits have more calories than others (i.e., avocados, mangoes, bananas, etc.) and should be consumed in moderation.
Some fruits help with tanning : True.
Some yellow and orange foods, like mangoes, carrots, apricots, melons and peaches, contain lycopene, a substance that boosts skin tanning.
People with gastritis should avoid citrus fruits : Partially true.
The stomach pH is more acid than citrus fruits. However, some people that suffer from gastritis feel discomfort after eating some fruits.
Frozen fruits lose their nutrients : Myth.
The lower temperature keeps microorganisms from spoiling foods. When frozen, the food remains the closest to its natural state.
Eating heavy fruits at night is bad for health : Myth.
It is common to hear it from our mother or grandmothers, but that is not true.
Now that you know some fruit facts, share your experience with us.
If you have any trivia or questions, leave them in the comments. Maybe we can talk about it in a future video.
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